At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
Gorgons are dark magical creatures with the ability to turn anyone who looks at it into stone. They are thought to be female creatures which originate from Greece, as they appear heavily throughout their mythology.
The character "Gormless Morgan", who appears in Miranda Goshawk's poem "The Rhyme of Gormless Morgan" was once made in charge of capturing a Gorgon, which led to his failure and petrification, as he "hated to think the most" and did not plan his task through.
Behind the scenes
- The best known Gorgon in the world may be the woman Medusa from Greek mythology. She was said to be a beautiful woman who compared her beauty with Athena's, and as punishment she turned Medusa ugly, turning her hair into snakes. She was so hideous that everyone turned into stone if they looked at her, if she also looked at them. Medusa also had two other sisters that were, too, gorgons.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells (First appearance)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)